Severe winter weather got 2014 off to a slow start, but improving employment numbers, a strengthening economy and pent-up homebuyer demand bodes well for stronger housing activity and the overall economy, said industry experts at this week’s REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Show. Read more from NAR.

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